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4.0 out of 5 stars
A very enjoyable book to read, 12 April 2009
Singularity is near is a book that tries to predict future technological developments.Ray Kurzweil is very optimistic about the future. According to him in about 20 years time,we will have Fully intelligent computers and Nanofactories in our homes. Artificial Intelligence will help us in our daily lives and Nanofactories will provide us with everything we need. But beyond 20 years Kurzweil thinks no-one can predict what will happen as AI would be billions of times more intelligent that homo-sapiens. Therefore a less intelligent being can not predict what a more intelligent one can do.
Ray bases his predictions on the exponential trend that development of technology is following. Mainly Moor's law of doubling of computers processing power.